Sierra Verde Vipers! Welcome!

  • Welcome to Second Grade at Sierra Verde! I am so excited for the year to begin and to meet all of you. My name is Taina Edwins and I will be your child’s teacher for the 2018-19 school year.  Our classroom is located in room 404, in the Caring Cove Pod.


    This will be my 2nd year teaching Second Grade at Sierra Verde! I have been teaching in Deer Valley School District for 20 years, most of that time at Esperanza Elementary! I am really looking forward to meeting this group of second grade students at Sierra Verde!  Mark your calendars, because we are looking forward to seeing everyone at Meet the Teacher Night from 2:00-4:00 PM Friday, August 3rd . Please look for a postcard in the mail with more details about this special event. Our classroom will be open that evening so please come and have a look around.  We strongly encourage you to bring your school supplies so you and your child can get organized for the first day on Tuesday, August 7.  Curriculum Night will be on Monday, August 20th from 5:00-5:45 PM.   

    If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at  It would also be helpful for parents to send me a current email address so that I might easily contact you in the future. Be sure to check your email regularly for important weekly communication throughout the year for current information about our school and classroom happenings! You can always visit our grade level website for even more information:


     I am confident this will be a great year. In our classroom character really counts! We strive to be the best we can be by demonstrating Responsibility, Respect, Safety, and Kindness at all times. We call this Viper Pride. Sierra Verde is a great school and I am proud to be a part of this wonderful learning community. Let’s make this a fantastic year!